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The Second Triumvirate – Roman Republic

By |2017-09-03T09:02:39+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Julius Caesar When Julius Caesar got to Egypt, he was happy to find out that Pompey was dead. Julius Caesar spent the winter in Egypt, where he met Egypt's pharaoh, Cleopatra. When he went back to Rome in the spring he took Cleopatra back to Rome with him as his girlfriend. They had a child. But when Caesar declared himself [...]

Cleopatra and the Romans in Egypt

By |2018-04-09T23:07:24+00:00June 17th, 2017|Egypt, History, Romans|

Coin of the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra The Ptolemies, the Greek kings of Egypt, ruled Egypt for 300 years. But by around 50 BC, the Ptolemies were much weaker than the Romans. The Roman leader Julius Caesar started to think maybe the Romans could conquer Egypt. Julius Caesar When Julius Caesar visited Egypt to [...]

Ptolemies and Cleopatra – Greek Egypt

By |2018-04-19T13:29:36+00:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Greeks, History, Science|

Ptolemy I Soter, on a coin (He's trying to look like Alexander) In 332 BC Alexander the Great and his Greek army conquered Egypt from the Persians who were ruling Egypt. At first the Egyptians thought he would make them independent again, but he did not. Alexander made Egypt part of his own empire. [...]

Pearl Diving – History of Pearls

By |2018-04-08T11:21:51+00:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing|

A pearl inside an oyster Very early in human history, maybe around 100,000 years ago, many people lived along the coasts of Africa and lived mainly on seafood - seaweed, fish, clams, mussels, and oysters. This gave people a very easy, reliable (and delicious) food source. A mother-of-pearl necklace from Ancient Egypt(ca. [...]